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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 30, 2018 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Co.

Random comments: I like DSO, but I saw them yrs ago--do they sing? I didn't think they did!? Did they start singing more (at all) lately? Am I really this old, er, senile? Truly.

I have said it many, many times--I've never gotten the "they were better live than on albums" component to critiquing any latter version of the real or fake DEAD. Listen to Am Beauty and Workingmans; those renditions of those tunes (most of them) are great, and are NOT better live...Box? Really? Attics? Direwolf? The vocals, the poetry, the arrangements, make those tunes...oh well, I know it's a broken record for me to go on about this, but many of the criticisms of how bad they sound now, apply with a little less force, to how they sounded through most of the 80s and 90s.

At least to this ear...